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Louie's Pizza, Woburn

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Bob Geary Mar 10, 2007 12:51 PM

I've lived in Woburn 11 years, and never noticed this place until the other night - it's a nondescript pizza shop on Main St (heading out of Woburn Center towards Winchester). The only reason I noticed them at all was that they had a sign out on the sidewalk claiming "best pizza in Woburn" (not a grandiose claim) and "brick oven" something or other. So I'm a little intrigued, and at least they don't look like one of those Greek places with the deep-fried crust and the overabundance of almost cheddary cheese.

Stopped in yesterday on my way home from work at about 6:30 to order a pizza - but no luck, they were sold out. I must've looked surprised - the woman at the counter said yeah, it was a little early, they usually don't sell out until 7 or so. OK, Louie's, you have my attention.

So of course I went back for lunch today - two pizzas, one pepperoni and one mushroom-onion, both delicious. They really get the crust right - perfectly cooked, equal parts crispy and chewy, slices you can move from the box to the plate with one hand. Quality toppings, good cheese blend, and a tasty homemade sauce all performed their supporting roles well, but it's the crust I buy pizza for.

In case I wasn't the last person in/around Woburn to find out about Louie's, check it out. 118 Main St, open daily 11-7(ish), Sundays 11-6:30.

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    buffet king Mar 10, 2007 01:06 PM

    I have also been to Louie's Pizza in Woburn. They used to only be open for dinner. Now then are open for lunch and dinner. The pizzas I got were could just right and very good. Louie's Pizza is a family run place.

    1. hiddenboston Mar 11, 2007 06:33 AM

      A couple of years back, one of the Boston restaurant sites that has viewers review places had their "best of" list, and Louie's was in the top 10. Take it for what you will, but I've been to Louie's, too, and found it to have excellent pizza.

      1. mcel215 Mar 11, 2007 07:32 AM

        I live in Woburn also, and have stopped at Louie's a couple of times.

        The pizza is great, but the hours are inconsistent. And when the run out of dough, they close up shop, early. Didn't know they did lunch now tho, thanks.

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          greatfood11 Apr 5, 2007 08:47 AM

          I come from lexington to get this pizza. At least once a week since i heard about it and decided to try it. They do run out so i always call 3 hours in advance to reserve mine. Best around and an absolute must try!

          1. Ferrari328 Apr 24, 2013 10:05 AM

            I had no clue that they were open for lunch until I read it in todays Boston Globe so I decided to give it a try for lunch. I had the Louie’s Special and it is a 16 inch pizza made with cheese, pepperoni, hamburger, sausage, salami, linguica, peppers, mushrooms and onions. I asked for garlic instead of mushrooms and that was no problem. I called in my takeout lunch order and the pizza was ready on time. They say on their website that the pizza will be cooked well done and they are not kidding. It was crisp! The pie was almost flat bread like and too hard for my taste but the dough was very tasty as was all the toppings. The tomato sauce was a bit sweet but really good nevertheless. I will try this place again but ordering the pizza less well done.

            http://thedailylunch-woburn.blogspot....

             
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            1. re: Ferrari328
              opinionatedchef Apr 28, 2013 05:10 PM

              ferrari, sometimes i feel like you and i are sitting in the living room, passing the Globe food section (or CH on the laptop back and forth!(I guess it IS true metaphorically.) Anyway, this and fish tacos at Tenoche are on the list now; thx again.

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              rich patina Apr 24, 2013 03:59 PM

              my local pizza.

              its great, but they do run out every night.

              "louie's pizza- we don't want to make a lot of dough"

              1. HungryMack Apr 28, 2013 05:12 AM

                I was there a while back. Good pizza, not destination worthy, but would be happy to have it in my neighborhood.

                Nice crust, not floppy, cornicione was crunchy and flavorful; had cornmeal underneath. Cheese & sauce were solid, maybe a tiny bit bland but still enjoyable. The pepperoni they use is nice, a little thicker than standard, it had a nice bite and flavor.

                I had ordered a half pepperoni with garlic which I had seen rec'd somewhere. It was a touch harsh tasting, and definitely stunk, but added pretty good flavor. Next time I'd nix the garlic though and keep the 'roni.

                I love the history of the place too.

                 
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